As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, protect yourself from potential scams by being alert and paying attention to signs of a potential scam.
Signs of a potential scam may include:
Being asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine
Paying to place your name on a vaccine waitlist or to get early access to the vaccine
Advertisement for vaccines through social media, email, phone calls, online ads, or from any unknown sources
Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for a stipend, gift card, or any other form of payment.
If you have been a victim of fraud, please contact:
HHS-OIG Hotline at 1-800-447-8477 or online at tips.hhs.gov
The FBI at 1-800-225-5324 or online at ic3.gov
Medicare Hotline at 1-800-633-4227
Printable/Downloadable flyer is available here for your convenience.
Accurate up-to-date COVID-19 information is available online at maine.gov/covid19/